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Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

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Work type: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Chemistry


Position Title
Teaching Assistant Professor
The Opportunity

The Department of Chemistry at Colorado School of Mines invites applications for an anticipated 3 year temporary (with the possibility of renewal) full-time Teaching Professor at the assistant professor level. This is a 9-month non-tenure track position with possibility of additional summer teaching. We seek candidates excited to share in our mission of addressing the challenges of a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of leading scientists and engineers by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through student centered learning. The Department emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to solving real-world problems in areas such as sustainability, alternative fuels and energy, biodetection, materials, nanomedicines and water quality assessment.

  1. Work effectively in a collegial, collaborative, interdisciplinary academic environment both within the Department and across the Mines campus
  2. Participate and teach in General Chemistry curriculum innovations and improvements
  3. Coordinate multi-section laboratory courses (including supervision and training of teaching assistants) 
  4. Contribute to the diversity, inclusion and excellence of our academic community through their teaching

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possess a graduate degree in Chemistry with a Ph.D. preferred.
  2. Experience teaching in general chemistry courses with in-person laboratory section.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience designing and implementing lab curricula
  2. Experience in project-based and/or active-learning pedagogy 
  3. Experience in the coordination of multi-section labs
  4. Experience in teaching courses in a collaborative team environment
  5. Experience with the development and presentation of online chemistry courses
  6. Experience with mentoring students
  7. Experience engaging students with diverse academic backgrounds in instructional settings
Department Description
The Chemistry Department at Colorado School of Mines emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to solving real-world problems in areas such as sustainability, alternative fuels and energy, bio-detection, materials, nanomedicines and water quality assessment. More @
About Mines & The Department
Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in picturesque Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. From its inception, the Chemistry Department has focused on education and basic and applied research that addresses problems of national interest. The Department of Chemistry comprises 5 teaching faculty and 16.5 tenure/tenure track faculty, as well as research faculty and support staff, 86 undergraduate and 96 graduate students.

The Chemistry faculty tend to work collaboratively and successful candidates are expected to interact with multiple faculty members in the department and across Mines campus, particularly, departments that teach core classes. To maintain a student-centric approach to teaching and be cognizant of students’ academic and personal goals, successful candidates will work closely with Mines Trefny Innovative Instruction Center, Center for Academic Services and Advising (CASA), and Disability Support Service. For more information about the Chemistry Department please visit

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

Mines is offering an academic year salary of $61,578 - $63,165

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  Additionally, Mines’ leadership and innovation brings proximity and access to several research centers, consortia, agencies, labs and leading edge technology.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, veteran status and the names with contact information of three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested,)

Additionally, the following are required:

(1) a cover letter describing interest in the position,  
(2) a statement of teaching philosophy (less than 2 pages) 
(3) a curriculum vitae (less than 2 pages),  
(4) a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion and diversity at Mines (less than 2 pages) (for more information visit

For full consideration, apply by January 3rd. Position will remain open until filled.

Contact Kathleen Feighny in Human Resources with any questions.

Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Effective December 18, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire.
Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

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